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Virginia Research Day 2021

When: February 26, 2021 8:00am to 5:00pm EST

Research Day Virginia: February 26, 2021

VCOM-Virginia, 2265 Kraft Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061


Registration is FREE, but required. Registration opens on November 13, 2020, and the deadline to register is February 2, 2021. All participants, including students, must register to participate in Research Day.

With registration for this event, attendees receive:

  • Program materials
  • Full access to all event activities

For any problems with registration, please email Ms. Kelly Varelos or Dr. Jim Mahaney at


2021 Research Day Agenda (PDF)

Research Day Breakout Room Navigation Instructions (PDF)


Virginia Research Day Program 2021

How do I participate?

Attendees are invited to share their research in poster format.  Poster abstracts must be accepted for the event for posters to be displayed.  The Via Research Recognition Day features an optional poster competition with distinct categories: Research by a medical resident, biomedical research by a faculty member, biomedical research by a student, clinical research by a faculty member, clinical research by a student, educational research by a faculty member and educational research by a student.  For the competition, students are defined broadly as any student in training, including undergraduate, graduate, medical and post-doctoral students.  The resident research category is reserved for physicians currently in residency, internship and/or fellowship training.

Research Day Abstract Submission Form (ß hyperlink to download the abstract form) Abstracts must be submitted electronically to using the Abstract Submission Form at the link above.  The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, December 4, 2020. Please note due to limitations in space, no extensions for abstract submission will be granted.

Poster Presentation and Preparation Instructions
When an abstract is accepted, the submitting author will receive further instructions on poster submission via email.

VCOM provides free poster printing for any meeting attendee with an accepted abstract.  Details will be sent to submitting authors with the abstract acceptance email.

Free VCOM Poster Printing Deadline (if in person conference) is January 22, 2021, at 5 p.m.

For questions about abstract submissions or participation in the poster competition, please email Ms. Kelly Varelos or Dr. Jim Mahaney at

What will this conference offer?

The Via Research Recognition day is a forum for health professionals and scientists at academic institutions, teaching hospitals and practice sites to present or benefit from new research innovations and programs intended to improve the health of all humans. By attending the sessions with the speakers, participants will have the opportunity to learn cutting edge information in the physiological bases of osteopathic manipulative therapy efficacy, new trends in physician-based research networks, and how to develop innovative research projects with high impact for human health. By attending the poster session, participants will also learn about the biomedical, clinical and educational research activities at VCOM and its partner institutions and will have ample opportunity to identify new collaborative research opportunities.

Who should attend?

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, public health professionals, medical residents, health professions students and others interested in primary care issues and research.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the VCOM Medical Education Department to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All participating faculty are expected to disclose to the participants any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations.

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